4archive Complete SQL Dump
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4archive Complete SQL Dump
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- 4chan, 4chan Archive, 4archive, Bibliotheca Anonoma, 4chan /b/, /b/,
Complete SQL Dump of the 4archive.org Website, released by the admin upon shutdown. Contains a wealth of assorted data from 4chan spanning January 17, 2014 to May 7, 2015.
All images were hosted on Imgur and Imageshack. As Imageshack was disabling their public view, we've taken the effort to migrate the 150,000 images from Imageshack to Imgur, and the updated URLs can be found as a SQL dump in `4chan_imageshack_links.7z` We've also archived here all images for all boards other than /b/.
Website Source code was released at Github, but requires some modification to work with the old database schema (check the Github repo for more details).
Uploaded by the Bibliotheca Anonoma.
Letter from the admin:
4archive.org started January 17, 2014 and has since become one of the most popular 4chan archives currently alive. Sadly, today, May 7, 2015, 4archive is shutting down all operations. Since it's arrival, 4archive stored 57,674 threads, 9,754,504 posts, and 3,235,393 images and gained over 26,000,000 page views, and 6,700,000 unique users. 4archive was also the only 4chan archiver that archived /b/.
Today, I am releasing the trove of archived content for the public to archive themselves. These threads should not be lost because 4archive goes down, and I hope the records find a safe home. I will also, in the coming weeks, be releasing code for a new version of 4archive I was working on created in Lumen, a micro-framework in PHP created by the developers who made Laravel. Hopefully, someone can find it useful. I will have 4archive.org redirect to the repository when it is available.
I'm sure a lot of people will want to know the reason why 4archive is going down. The reason 4archive is going down is because frankly I don't want to take care of it anymore. Honestly, I felt a bit of a disgust with what was being archived. I didn't feel good about hosting archived content that actually upset people. Not only that, but I had to pay $50 a month to the hosting provider to keep 4archive up and sometimes had to pay that out-of-pocket, and I don't have that much money :(. With that said, I welcome anyone to take the place of 4archive. Hopefully, the SQL dump can be a good start for you.
If you plan on reviewing these dumps, try not to judge my column names :( These schemas were made a long time ago, and I've since learned my lesson. Also, I would really appreciate it if someone downloaded this and re-uploaded it somewhere else. 4archive.org will be 100% unavailable starting May 13, 2015. It'd be a shame if this archive was lost.
To help understand the posts schema, I have uploaded a snippet of the archiving process. (also archived here as archive_snippet.php) This should make it a lot easier.
- 2015-05-09 02:56:03
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